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Woodkeepers Hut

At Waydown Shepherds Huts

Waydown Cottage, Clayton Hill Pyecombe, Brighton, West Sussex BN45 7FF

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
Homemade cakes on arrival set the tone for this quaint shepherd's hut near the South Downs and Brighton.
  • Comfy and cosy fully-furnished shepherd's hut accommodation
  • Wood-burning stove inside and firepit/BBQ outside
  • Friendly donkeys in the garden and direct access to the South Downs Way

This information was supplied by Waydown Shepherds Huts

Wonderfully traditional yet brimming with modern extras such as power points and electric light, our four-berth hut boasts a double bed, a bunk bed for children and that all important wood-burning stove for extra cosiness.

We have a firepit and barbeque for those warm evenings, leisurely lunches can be enjoyed outside in the private garden (with picnic bench), and don't forget to introduce yourself to our resident donkeys, Nancy and her baby Dudley, who are friendly and appreciate a pat. One dog is welcome, but must be kept on a lead around the huts. There is a 10 acre woodland with the direct access onto the South Downs Way with plenty of dog walking opportunities.

A cleverly-converted wash-hut features a large sink and hot water, a flushing chemical toilet, and an adjacent spacious shower hut. We also now have a brand new purpose built four berth 'bathing machine' hut, with private terrace. A separate kitchen hut includes a fridge and microwave with a breakfast bar offering views over the grounds and ancient woods which surround our home.

From Easter onwards I only do a minimum 2 night booking at £250, no more 1 nights and I don't do the weekend rate anymore.
It's a 4 berth with large double bed and bunk beds so sleeps 4, it has power light and heat with plus a wood burning stove with logs provided and outside private garden area with seating and picnic bench, BBQ and fire pit.

About Waydown Shepherds Huts

Shepherd's huts may have been used in Sussex since the 18th century but this new collection right beside the South Downs Way offers many a modern comfort

Experience the nostalgia and charm of bygone days with modern comfort and luxury in our bespoke Shepherds Hut and River Keepers Hut, nestled on the South Downs Way in Pyecombe on the outskirts of Brighton. We offer direct access onto the beautiful South Downs walkways and are adjacent to the famous Jack and Jill Windmills, just a 10 minute walk away!

Waydown Cottage has been our home for nearly 21 years. Set in four unspoiled acres, we are surrounded by a beautiful wood with our only neighbours being the Jack and Jill Windmills, Pyecombe Golf Course and the Three Greys Stables. However we have the benefit of superb facilities within a few minute’s walk including Marks and Spencer’s Simply Foods at the local Garage 2 minutes’ drive or 10 minutes’ walk away.

The local village pub, The Plough, offers a wonderful choice of cuisine and fine wines in their conservatory restaurant, or enjoy a beer or glass of wine with a choice of snacks in the bar. They also provide a take away service. Hassocks is our local village with all the usual range of shops and a selection of eateries and the railways station is on the main London to Brighton line, the historic Town of Lewes in 15 minute’s drive away, with cosmopolitan Brighton 15 minutes away. For those wishing to visit London, it is a 90 minute drive or 60 minute train ride.

Glamping Site Facilities

The Woodkeepers Hut (sleeps 4) has a large double bed and bunk beds (all bedding and towels provided). There is power, lighting and heating plus a wood burning stove with logs. Outside private garden with seating, BBQ and firepit. Tea and coffee facilities provided. Flowers and homemade cakes are in the hut on your arrival. There is a large shower hut, a separate toilet with wash basin and a communal kitchen hut with a dual-ring gas cooker, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, radio, sink and a breakfast bar. Cutlery, crockery, pots and pans are all provided. There are a pair of very playful donkeys in a field adjacent to the huts (called Nancy and baby Dudley).

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